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Introduce Your Classroom to the World!

December 26, 2021

As we count down the last few days of 2021, many of us are eager to put the year that started and ended during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic behind us. But, as we think about the future and the many possibilities that 2022 holds, the interconnectivity of the world has never been more apparent. Along […]

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Foundation Update – December 2021

December 7, 2021

  Global Learning Fellows Ready to Grow As Global Citizens Following Two-Day Workshop The NEA Foundation’s 2022 class of Global Learning Fellows (GLF) were recently convened for a two-day virtual workshop to network, collaborate, and learn from experts in the field of global learning and one another. Dr. Shanna Peeples, chair of education at West […]

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Educators Honored for Community-Building and Outstanding Achievements During a Challenging Year

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. (October 20, 2021) — The NEA Foundation announced today that five educators will receive one of public education’s highest honors, the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes educators for their diligence and dedication to students, colleagues, communities, and their profession. The 2022 awardees are: Adriana Abundis Alonzo, a master educator […]

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Valeria Lassiter Appointed Chair of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2021) – The NEA Foundation welcomes Valeria Lassiter as the new chair of its Board of Directors. Lassiter is the founder and CEO of Lassiter & Associates a management consulting firm providing mission-driven organizations with smart strategic planning, stakeholder communications, fundraising, tailored coaching, and creative training solutions. She has served on […]

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